- Posting consistently about following: I don't know when this trend started. It was probably when Twitter was first introduced, but there have been several people who I've followed and 90% of their posts have just said something incoherent and ended with #followme. Listen, our Twitter feed is a little sad right now and doesn't have many followers. We use it for what it is though, a way to get people to see when we post something new. The same goes with my personal account. If people want to follow me, great, if not, that's fine too. I still don't understand why some people's sole purpose is more followers when they have nothing to offer.
- Checking-in on Foursquare: There are several people I have followed that don't use Twitter to send links or even tell me something cool they saw. No, 100% of their posts just say "I checked-in at Lux Cafe" or "I'm now mayor at Spongebob World!" I simply don't care. There's a reason I haven't checked my Foursquare in a year. If I really care, I will be friends with you on Foursquare.
- Retweeting with no commentary: Chances are, if I'm on Twitter, that I follow the same general news sites that you do. So, when you retweet a link without any opinion it's pointless to me. Once or twice is okay but people who solely do this are worthless on Twitter. Don't make me read the same tweet again.
- Tweeting every minute: I unfollowed two athletes recently because all they did was tweet seemingly every single minute. I couldn't take it anymore because they didn't offer anything that I cared about.
What should you do? As I've said before, post interesting stories, opinions on current events, or thoughts on a sporting event. Those things are interesting to me. I don't need to see you beg for followers or tell me where you are. If you are at a cool, unique event or place that's fine. I don't care where you went for lunch. Again, that's what Foursquare is for. This is probably a crabby post but there are some ground rules on Twitter and they need to be followed. (Pun intended) What is a reason you would unfollow someone?